Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.
Abraham H. Maslow
For me, it has become a routine lifestyle . . . that of simple living and being grateful for what you have. Wanting only what I absolutely need has become the mindset. It was actually a turning point in my life . . . one that brought special meaning and appreciation for everything I am blessed with.
The lifestyle is one of survival for many . . . a lifestyle that way too many people in this world have had to adopt as we have moved into very poor economic times together with rampant unemployment.
The other night I learned how naive I have become with stuff and the necessities of life. Honestly, I do not need the extras anymore, although I still love those luxuries of life.
It was date night with The Captain . . . we went out to eat at our favorite neighborhood buffet and decided to go to the huge mall across town. I had forgotten how festive malls can be this time of year . . . I have not been to a mall in years. You can't help but get that awesome feeling of Christmas.
As we went past one of those kiosks lined up in the middle of the aisle, a sales lady came to me and offered to fix my hair. I'm always ready to be pampered! So, she proceeded to make my very long hair that is thick and curly very soft, straight and so shiny. I kept looking at myself in the mirror with great disbelief at how easy it was to make my hair straight with this cute little contraption. We always want what we don't have and I have always wanted straight hair.
Before I knew it, The Captain pulled out his wallet and bought me the cute little contraption! OMG . . . I wasn't even thinking about taking one home with me. It is quite a pricey little thing! What a treat! I was like a little girl the rest of the evening. For one thing I couldn't stop touching my silky soft hair . . . and I loved that my sweetie couldn't stop touching it either :) I held on to that bag like someone was going to steal my little treasure from me (well, in this world, you have to be careful in reality).
When I found the above quote, I thought about those little girl feelings I had that night, so happy with my new treasure and SO excited that I can have soft straight hair whenever I want!
I'm really grateful for and appreciate my new husband :) He's my treasured gift from God!
A luxury that is a basic need for me . . . my favorite perfume. I always find the best deals online! Here is one of my favorite websites to treat myself . . .